On This Day

Historical Events in 1381

  • May 30 English peasant uprising begins in Essex
  • Jun 12 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath
  • Jun 14 Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance
  • Jul 15 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England